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Offline nofunsally

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Any ill effects from delayed lagering?
« on: June 12, 2011, 12:53:03 AM »
Hello,
If after fermenting and racking is there any problems with not lagering immediately?  I only have room for two fermentors in my chamber, I'd like to ferment another lager and then lager them both at the same time.  I'd like to keep the racked beer in the chamber at lager fermenting temperatures until they are both ready to lager.

Thanks,
Mike

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Re: Any ill effects from delayed lagering?
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2011, 02:05:46 AM »
You'll be fine.  I used to do this all the time before I got the second chest freezer.
Clint
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Re: Any ill effects from delayed lagering?
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2011, 02:56:58 AM »
Thanks for the reassurance. Did you ever leave the lager-in-secondary at ambient temperatures for any length of time before lagering? I am trying to decide how many lagers I can pull-off.

Cheers,
Mike

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Re: Any ill effects from delayed lagering?
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2011, 06:43:19 PM »
It shouldn't matter much if you leave it sit out in the secondary before you start the lagering (provided ambient temperatures aren't extreme).
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Re: Any ill effects from delayed lagering?
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2011, 08:27:38 PM »
Thanks.  It always nice to know there is someone else out there that doesn't think your idea is completely inane.

Cheers,
Mike